Junk DNA: A Journey Through the Dark Matter of the Genome | The Developing Genome: An Introduction to Behavioral Epigenetics | Epigenetics | Introducing Epigenetics | Junk DNA | Inheritance | Epigenetics
Nessa Carey, a leading epigenetics researcher, connects the field's arguments to such diverse phenomena as how ants and queen bees control their colonies; why tortoiseshell cats are always female; why some plants need cold weather before they can flower; and how our bodies age and develop disease. Reaching beyond biology, epigenetics now informs work on drug addiction, the long-term effects of famine, and the physical and psychological consequences of childhood trauma. Carey concludes with a discussion of the future directions for this research and its ability to improve human health and well-being.
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